Government Oversite

Welcome to the Carroll County NH Commissioners meeting from 5/1/13. Commissioners: David Babson, David Sorensen and Asha Kenney collectively administer the business of the County. The Board exercises budgetary control over County operations and prepares the annual budget for the approval by the County Delegation. The Board met at the County Administration Building, 95 Water Village Rd, Ossipee and began this meeting at 8:30 am.

00:11 Daymond Steer, Conway Daily Sun- Jail video equipment, waived bidding process;

01:30 John Ruckenbrod, gives a report on recent town hall meetings involving Senator Ayotte; 2nd amendment;

07:50 Steve Brown, Wakefield Resident- discusses the video camera system contract; concern of not knowing the amount of the contract; Commissioner Babson gives a detailed update of the process of accepting only one proposal; Discussion of use of terms "No bid contract"; A reading of a 91a request submitted by Steve Brown;

13:40 Mellissa Seamans, Carroll County Independent requests an update on the 91A requests submitted last week; Jail inspection files;

18:33 Review of previous meeting minutes; discussion of administrative assistant position; applicants for HR Director position; committee formed for choosing the New HR Director;

23:31 Howard Chandler, Mountain View Community administrator- resident census; collective bargaining renegotiation list; Union president meeting; sick time/ episodes; unscheduled absences;

28:28 Update- carpet machine; HVAC service contract; resident lifts;

40:35 Public hearing on admission policy meeting; Facebook visit numbers; Kronos time keeping usage at MVC;

45:00 Richard Young, Chief Deputy Sheriff- dispatch statistics; staffing; Sandwich dispatch services; Tri tech paging software; discussion of Ossipee and Wakefield dispatch call numbers; good morning calls- (home bound resident service); burn permit alerts; roadside assistance;

52:05 Work session- setting dates for annual reviews; RFP (request for proposal) for remodel of old nursing home annex; discussion of bond money; Bonnet Page and Stone quotes; renovation of the co-op space; space that county would retain;

1:04:30 David Babson's RFP; requirements; discussion between commissioners; access to building for inspection;

1:14:27 Babson- correspondence between Commissioner Kenney and an employee- background: Commissioners Babson and Sorenson received a complaint from an employee regarding information not being shared with commissioner Kenney over the employees "situation." Babson wanted to make it clear that their was no intent to withhold information from Kenney; Kenney clarifies situation;

1:18:09 Mellissa Seamans- point of order; requests an investigation of why commissioners Kenney was told she could not access employee information from the HR department; discussion ensues between Seamans and Kenney pertaining to Kenney stating "I asked for the change of the job description.. and I was denied by someone in HR" Seamans wants the "charge" that someone from HR refused to give Kenney the information be verified; Seamans requests a copy of the email with names redacted;

1:22:19 Kenney- discussion of attorney invoice; Liz Bailey; discussion about what line item the attorneys fees are coming from; conference calls; who voted to allow the calls to the lawyers since the process states a vote must be taken before contacting the Lawyers;

1:27:14 Kenney- memo from Deb Newlin; Background- Deb Newlin, Human Resource, found a document under a chair and placed a sticky note on it and gave it to Kenney. Argument ensues;

1:30:36 Deb Newlin, Deputy HR- Kronos update; group and individual training; applicants for administrative assistant; Public Comment- Steer investigations/ grievances?; Seamans- performance audit meeting update?; which checks do the commissioners sign?; What is the process?; financial controls;

1:40:57 Seamans- the process of minutes; argument ensues over how the minutes are being taken;

1:44:00 Steve Brown, comment on milage checks; clarification about security camera contract amount.